Catchers can be the cornerstone of a great franchise, from Johnny Bench, to Gary Carter, to Mike Piazza, to Yadier Molina. The catch (no pun intended) is that finding a great one can be extremely difficult. When you start a franchise in MLB The Show 18, you’ll find that there are only six catchers aged 24 or under, with an A Potential. Let’s take a look at the best of them in our guide to the best prospect catchers in MLB The Show 18.
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MLB The Show 18 Best Prospect Catchers
We've put together the key info the best best prospect catchers in MLB The Show 18 so you can recruit the best players without putting in the hard work scouting. Directly below you'll find a table detailing the best prospect catchers in MLB The Show 18, with additional details on each catcher just below that.
|Chance Sisco||Baltimore Orioles||23||64||A|
|Chad Duarte||Chicago White Sox||20||53||A|
|Francisco Mejia||Cleveland Indians||22||78||A|
|Estaban Muñoz||Minnesota Twins||18||52||A|
|Rick Felder||Chicago Cubs||18||52||A|
Best Potential Catcher - Chance Sisco - Baltimore Orioles Franchise
After moving on from Matt Wieters after the 2016 season, the Orioles are in search of their next long term answer at catcher. At only 23 years of age, Chance Sisco has the opportunity to be that answer. He’s an adept hitter (59 Con vs R, 50 Con vs R), as well as a skilled behind the plate with a good arm (71 Strength, 70 Arm Accuracy) and good blocking skills (74).
Best Potential Catcher - Chad Duarte - Chicago White Sox Organization
Being only 20 years old, Duarte has a lot of time to develop into an extremely good bat, though there are some concerns about his defense. His hitting will come around, but he starts the game with low 30s Contact numbers, and mid 30s power numbers. The good thing about him is that he doesn’t favor one arm side over the other. The problem lies with him defensively. He only has a 45 Fielding rating, along with a 41 Reaction, and 46 Blocking. However, he does have a pretty good arm with 76 Arm Strength. His bat will develop, but if his glove doesn’t he’s a strong candidate to move to 1B or DH.
Best Potential Catcher - Francisco Mejia - Cleveland Indians Organization
At only 22 years old, Mejia is the highest rated catcher (78) in the Indians’ organization, and thus, will have lots of playing time to grow. Starting with Contact numbers in the mid-to-high 50s Mejia has the opportunity to be a great hitting catcher. His glove is nothing to sneeze at either. Sporting 68 Fielding, 71 Arm Strength and 75 Blocking, he’s got a chance to be the kind of catcher that can build a dynasty around.
Best Potential Catcher - Estaban Muñoz - Minnesota Twins Organization
At only 18 years old, Muñoz will have a lot of time to let his A Potential flourish, and his 84 Durability will keep him on the field and allow that to happen. 35 Con vs R and 42 Con vs L are acceptable for someone this young, and his power numbers are not to far behind. If he can grow from his 52 Fielding, the only thing you’ll end up having to worry about is his 41 Blocking, which should mature into something more manageable. Again, he’s only 18, so he’s got time.
Best Potential Catcher - Rick Felder - Chicago Cubs Organization
The Cubs are already set at catcher with Willson Contreras being an 88 Overall with A Potential and only being 25 years old. Felder looks to develop into a contact hitting, defensive specialist with a weak arm. Being that he’s only 18, you gould decide to try to move him for something to help at another position in the short term, or ride him out until Contreras reaches his Free Agent years and let him move on, with Felder ready to take over.